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Raspberry Sour - Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Raspberry Sour
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BA SCORE
89
very good

74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  3.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: orangesol on 08-03-2013)
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Reviews by philbe311:
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%

A - Slightly less than two fingers worth of crisp, bone white colored and slightly lop-sided froth... The color is a very pale cranberry red... A moderate bit of random moderate paced carbonation... Looks light and refreshing...

S - The tartness is muted, but still at the forefront... The raspberry presence is slightly muted and not as sweet as expected... A subtle bit of funkiness... Quite pleasant, with lots of subtle nuance...

T - Sweet raspberries... The tartness is rather subdued... Some light granulated sugary elements... Simple and straight forward... Real nice layers of flavor and complixity in such a light beer...

M - Light bodied... Slightly sleek... Mostly smooth... Perhaps ever so slightly a bit thin... Spritzy carboantion... Slightly juicy... Even and consistent...

D - Good things do indeed come in small packages... Lots of flavor and character in this 3% ABV offering... Not the best American Wild Ale, but a completely approachable, sessionable and fun version of the style... Another job, very well done, by Pizza Boy...

08-27-2013 12:39:44 | More by philbe311
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Poured from a growler into a Delirium tulip

A- pours a brilliant ruby red with a one finger pink head. Clarity on this one is perfect. As is the case with most sours, the head faded quickly. Gorgeous beer.

S- nice raspberry aroma comes through. Not overly pungent, but still worthwhile

T- starts off with a nice smash of raspberries, getting more and more tart as you go. Tastes like a Warhead. Incredible

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Smell: primarily picking up raspberry tartness. It almost smells like a fruit wine.

Taste: the beer starts dry and finishes dry. Taste raspberries which lends a very earthy taste. It's sour with that lactic acid at the finish. Minus the sourness, it's like drinking a dry fruit wine. This beer is quite unique how it lends a more earthiness rather than sweetness of the fruit.

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Overall: this is one of the driest sours I've had. It's really good and definitely worth trying considering how the raspberries are presented in this beer. Aside from the beer, Pizza Boy is awesome; it is a must visit!

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Raspberry Sour from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.